Los Angeles Lakers: 3 lessons from LeBron James, Anthony Davis Mile High show

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The Los Angeles Lakers picked up an impressive victory over the Denver Nuggets. Lake Show Life breaks down what superstars really do in Lake Show Life Lessons!

Los Angeles Lakers are on to the All-Star break with a huge win over the second-seeded Denver Nuggets on the road. LeBron James and Anthony Davis showed why they are superstars as they carried the heavy load in overtime.

The Los Angeles Lakers are finally at the All-Star break for some much-needed rest. Well for most of the organization, at least.

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the coaching staff have an appointment on Sunday night when the All-Star game goes down in Chicago. Lake Show Life will have a much-needed break from these post-game reports. It’s been a wild ride putting up over 50 articles.

The Los Angeles Lakers should be proud of their accomplishments through the season. Basically, because they have accomplished almost every goal put in front of them The list is quite impressive  to say the least.

  • The Los Angeles Lakers are the number one seed in the Western Conference by four games.
  • The Lakers have won 17 games in a row against Western Conference teams on the road. To put this perspective, outside of the Clippers’ loss on opening night (Clippers home game!), the Lakers haven’t lost another road game this season to a Western Conference team. 
  • They own a record of 23-5. The most wins in the NBA and the best record in the NBA.
  • They go into a week-long sabbatical with a 41-12 record, a 3 game winning streak and winners of 5 of their last 6 games.

In one of the more exciting games of the season, the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Denver Nuggets 120-116 in an overtime thriller.

This is a huge game for both teams. Come playoff time, the Lake Show knows that they can walk into Mile High and beat the Nuggets. For Denver, come playoff time, they know the Lakers can walk into Mile High and beat them.

Denver got out to a good start and it seemed that the Lakers were ready to chant “1-2-3 Cancun” until something happened in the second quarter.

Monte Morris hit a 3-point shot and had something slick to say to LeBron. For the record, Monte Morris is from Flint, Michigan and this is what ballers from Flint outside of Kyle Kuzma do on the basketball court.

But it only served to wake LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers up. Kind of like an alarm clock at 4:00 AM with only a couple of hours of sleep.


The game turned around from that point. The Lakers would go on to smoke Denver in their own gym going on a 29-10 run to take a lead into halftime. They would continue to paddle the Nuggets in the second half. Los Angeles would extend the lead to 11 points early in the third quarter.

Lake Show Life would like to extend a big thanks to Alex Caruso. If the fans are smart, they would too. A combination of Rajon Rondo playing well against Phoenix and Caruso becoming Caru “No Show” for a short spell, it looked like Frank Vogel was close to giving Rondo his minutes back.

Caruso was a huge factor in the momentum swing with the hustle plays reminiscent of earlier this season. Caruso played 17 minutes but played all five minutes of overtime. Caruso had a stat-stuffing box score of 10 points, six rebounds and four assists, but most notably was a game-high +23.

Frank Vogel called Caruso, the secret weapon after the game.

"“Alex is our secret weapon,” Vogel said. “He comes in and usually provides a spark off the bench.” “I break him out when I need him,”"

Some advice from Lake Show Life, we don’t need all of that. Play the man. Only five minutes in the previous game and seven minutes the game before that? No. coach. no.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played better after a few games less than ideal. Knocking down timely 3-pointers including one in overtime was helpful in getting the Lakers out with a win.

He shot 3-of-7 from the land of the extra point. His defensive impact was very important as well. Four steals in the game shows another Rajon Rondo shortcoming the team doesn’t need in the second half of the season.

The team and the Lake Show Life staff finally get a chance to rest until next Friday night at home against the Memphis Grizzlies.

One last Lake Show Life Lessons for the road to Chicago.